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Counting from Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Prime Conjecture   In April, 2013 Yitang "Tom" Zhang, a virtually unknown mathematician working as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire, submitted a paper to the Annals of Mathematics. Zhang had made an important breakthrough in Number Theory by solving the Twin Prime Conjecture (pairs of prime numbers that differ by two). His work, Small Gaps Between Primes, was immediately recognized as an important mathematical break- through, and Zhang became an instant celebrity - a role for which he was unprepared. The film documents Zhang's quiet perseverance amidst adversity, and his preference for thinking and working in solitude. Zhang's story is interwoven with a history of the Twin Prime Conjecture as told by several mathematicians.G
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Genius of the Ancient World  "Buddha"  Historian Bettany Hughes investigates the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha. Thought to have lived and taught between the sixth and fourth centuries B.C., the sage and holy man inspired a diverse belief system that influences the lives of millions of people to this day. Bettany travels to India, where Buddha experienced the challenging ideas and extreme methods of wandering "truth seekers," after he had abandoned his family and homeland in the Himalayas to embark on his philosophical quest to find a solution to human suffering. Part 1 of 3G

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